Course Description

This course examines approaches to assessment and evaluation of children's development with attention to children with disabilities and children-at-risk, from birth to eight years. Students use formal and informal screening and assessment tools to develop individualized programming for young children, to address a range of developmental needs in a variety of early childhood settings. A conceptual framework for assessment and programming skills in designing an individual program plan are concrete outcomes of this course.


A prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience. Students pursuing the Early Childhood Mental Health and Well-Being course series who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course may apply for Department Consent.

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite: (CLD 241 and CLD 262) or Direct Entry or enrolled in Disability Studies

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May 06, 2024 to Jun 21, 2024
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Domestic Fee non-credit $584.73 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information